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Author Björn J E Johansson pdf  isbn
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  Title Boundary Stories – A Systems Perspective on Inter-organizational Learning from Crisis Response Exercises Type Conference Article
  Year 2020 Publication ISCRAM 2020 Conference Proceedings – 17th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal Iscram 2020  
  Volume Issue Pages 427-434  
  Keywords (up) Inter-organizational Learning, Boundary-crossing Competence, Boundary Discourse, Systems Science, Complex Adaptive Systems.  
  Abstract Inter-organizational exercises are commonly conducted with the aim to improve overall crisis response system performance. However, there are challenges associated with establishing learning goals for, designing and evaluating inter-organizational exercises. This work-in-progress paper applies a systems science perspective on the Swedish crisis response system with the aim to understand (1) what kind of a system it is (2) what properties or mechanisms enable good system performance?, and, (3) what are desirable training goals for improving the crisis response capability of the Swedish crisis response system? The author suggests that (1) the Swedish crisis response system can be seen as a Complex Adaptive System, and (2) that the focus must shift from exercising organizations' intra-organizational capabilities to adaptive capabilities. The latter can be achieved by designing exercises comprising boundary-crossing activities with the purpose to support the buildup of boundary-crossing competence. Cross-organizational learning can be achieved by identifying, documenting and disseminating boundary stories.  
  Address Swedish Defence Research Agency  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Virginia Tech Place of Publication Blacksburg, VA (USA) Editor Amanda Hughes; Fiona McNeill; Christopher W. Zobel  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 978-1-949373-27-41 ISBN 2411-3427 Medium  
  Track Enhancing resilient response in inter-organizational contexts: Learning from experience Expedition Conference 17th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management  
  Notes bjorn.j.e.johansson@foi.se Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 2242  
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